Fragrance free Body MOISTURISERS

Moisturisers may be called by several different terms such as ointments, creams or lotions. All of these products are mixtures of lipid (fat) and water. The components of any moisturiser can broadly be broken down into the following three categories:

Humectants

Used to draw in external water and draw-up internal water from the deeper layers of the skin and bind it in the upper layers of the skin (the Stratum Corneum) in order to keep it plump and hydrated.  Some common humectants include:

  • Glycerin

  • Hyaluronic Acid /Sodium Hyaluronate

  • Lactic Acid

Occlusives
  • Cocoa Butter

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Zinc Oxide

Emollients
  • Aloe Vera

  • Cetyl Alcohol 

  • Linoleic and Oleic fatty acids found in oils such as argan, olive, sunflower etc

In addition moisturisers may contain one or both of the following types of ingredients:

Actives
  • Anti-oxidants

  • Ceramides 

  • Vitamin A derivatives such as rentinol​  

  • Vitamin C derivatives such as ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbyl phosphate 

  • Vitamin E (tocopherol)

Sun Protection
  • Titanium Dioxide

  • Zinc Oxide​

These ingredients provide a seal across the top of the skin in order to reduce water loss through evaporation (trans-epidermal water loss or TEWL). Some common occlusives include:

Used to soften and smooth the skin surface. Some common emollients include:

A biologically active ingredient included within a skin care product in order to target a specific skin care need such as; excessive dryness/ oiliness, sun damage, dullness, uneven skin tone etc. Some common actives include:

An ingredient included within a skin care product with the specific purpose of protecting the skin from damage which may be caused by exposure to sunlight. Some common sun protection ingredients include:

As with all of our products these body moisturisers are part of the SKIND cruelty free and fragrance free skin care collection.